Please help a rookie with his first build! Any advices greatly appreciated!

MattReaaad

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Hello everyone,

So I'm a new member to TomsHardware, and have recently decided I want to build my own PC...

I don't know a huge lot about all of this so could really do with some of your expertise!

I've been shopping around and doing some research, and have concluded a final build... Only problem is I'm not sure if I've covered everything, and I'm not 110% if it will all be compatible... Yikes.

Before I start, I will primarily be using the computer for work - softwares that I use can rack up the usage very quickly. I also enjoy PC gaming so would like to be able to have that option open to me.

Overall I want a good all rounder.


Desired Rig:


Case - CiT Midi Mesh Gaming Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CSGJ0R8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A17AS5ETPMZ9A1


Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KZQE7Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


CPU - Intel 3rd Gen i5 3570K (4x3.40GHz)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


Graphics Card - Asus Nvidia GeForce GT640
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0087YADCG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


RAM - Corsair Vengenance 8GB 2x4GB 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


Hard Drive - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E391OX6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


Optical Drive - Samsung External (Reason it's external it because I will also use with my net book)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008X0TX0W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


Power - Corsair CX750 750 Watt
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008RJZR40/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002DUCMT2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AF7E5A82QCFP9


Side note - Everything is from Amazon because I have £1000 to spend on gift cards.


I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and help towards my new computer.

Thanks, Matt.
 

Bassim Ansari

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Hi matt

What resolution is your monitor ? a gt 640 is not a good card for gaming tbh

Your power supply is also over kill for that card

And you can't survive on an SSD alone. At least I think u can't. Didn't see any SATA HDD
 

MattReaaad

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MattReaaad

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Thanks for the feedback greatly appreciate it.

What wattage would you suggest? And Graphics card?

The monitor is 1080P, and I soon plan to run dual monitors...
 

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